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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mansfield Female College, DeSoto Genealogical Library, and Veach-Foshee Collection

Former Mansfield Female College gets new life as a state museum
By Vickie Welborn • vwelborn@gannett.com • March 12, 2009

Interesting facts:

The first session in 1855 started with 72 students.

Original costs included: $12 for the primary department; $25 for the collegiate department; $1 for vocal music; $5 for use of instruments; $20 for oil painting; $1 for incidental expenses.

Since there was no lodging at the beginning, the female students had to obtain rooms in town at a cost of $10 per month. This included lodging, washing, lights and fuel.

When lodging was established, no one could visit a female student without an escort by either the president or a teacher. And none could write to a gentleman unless it was to her father, guardian, brother or uncle.

Uniforms in the winter were dark green. Each was provided three or four dresses with capes. Only a plain breast pin was acceptable as jewelry. The uniform rule was abolished after the Civil War.

In 1881, board and tuition, including lights and fuel, totaled $150 for a 10-month session."

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